Legal information & Privacy


Hyena Project Ngorongoro Crater

Postal address

Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW)
in the Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V.
Postfach 70 04 30
10324 Berlin

Editorial office

Hyena Project Ngorongoro Crater (Oliver Höner, Eve Davidian, Melanie Szameitat)

Layout and design

WordPress and Hyena Project Ngorongoro Crater (Melanie Szameitat, Eve Davidian, Oliver Höner)

Legal notice on liability

The Hyena Project Ngorongoro Crater aims to provide accurate and up-to-date information on this website. The Hyena Project Ngorongoro Crater however does not take responsibility for the accuracy, completeness or quality of the information provided, nor for the information being up-to-date. The Hyena Project Ngorongoro Crater reserves the right to change, amend by addition, delete content (parts or all), or suspend the publication temporarily or permanently, without prior notice.

The Hyena Project Ngorongoro Crater is under no circumstances liable for any damage caused by the use of information provided, the failure to use the information, or the use of erroneous or incomplete information, unless intent or negligence can be proven. This also applies to software that is freely available for download.

Liability for ‘external material’ potentially arising from direct or indirect links to other providers only applies when prior knowledge of illegal or criminal content can be proven. If external links are not recognisable as such, we specify that they are external. The Hyena Project Ngorongoro Crater has no influence on ‘external material’, does not adopt such contents as its own, and has no influence on the current and future contents or design of pages by external providers. The Hyena Project Ngorongoro Crater has no prior knowledge of illegal or offensive content on the linked pages of external providers. Should linked pages of external providers contain illegal or offensive content, the Hyena Project Ngorongoro Crater disassociates itself from it.

Legal notice on copyright

The layout of the homepage and all graphs, figures, images and other content are protected by copyright. Any duplication or use of graphs or any other content such as diagrams, images, sounds or text in other electronic or printed publications is prohibited without prior agreement of the Hyena Project Ngorongoro Crater. The Hyena Project Ngorongoro Crater intends not to use any copyrighted material in the website, or indicates the copyright where it does.

Legal notice on data protection (Privacy Statement)

Protection of the user’s privacy is important to the Hyena Project Ngorongoro Crater. Please note that, as a matter of principle, users can visit the website without disclosing their identity. The only information recorded are the user’s internet service provider, the website from which the user visits this website, and the pages of the website that the user views; this information is analysed for statistical purposes only. If the user is given the opportunity to add personal or business data (email address, name) these data are entered voluntarily. The use and payment of all offered services are permitted – if and so far technically possible and reasonable – without specification of any personal data or under specification of anonymised data or an alias. The use of published postal addresses, telephone or fax numbers and email addresses for marketing purposes is prohibited, offenders sending unwanted spam messages will be punished.

Social plugins

We use social plugins on some of our webpages from social networks such as Twitter and YouTube. These are often technically operated in the USA or in other countries outside Germany and the EU and offered via national companies in the EU (see e.g. the websites or The plugins are identified by company logos, comment fields or what are known as ‘Like’ buttons.

If you open a page of our website in your web browser containing such a plugin, your web browser will create a direct connection to the servers of the respective provider in the country concerned.

By incorporating the plugins the provider is given at the least the information that you have visited a certain page on our website, and perhaps also other information that your web browser or the device you use also discloses. The content of the plugin is loaded by your web browser directly from the provider and incorporated into our website. If you are registered and have logged in with the provider concerned, your visit may also be assigned to your user account.

If you interact with a plugin, e.g. if you click on the ‘Like’ button or enter a comment in a form field, your browser will also transmit this information directly to the provider where it will be saved and, if applicable, continue to be used and published.

Above all, marketing measures of the provider are the reason for the collection and use of the data as described and determine the extent of this. You can find details on this, on your rights, and on ways in which you can prevent the collection and use of your data in order to protect your private sphere directly in the data privacy policy of the respective provider.

If you do not wish a provider to collect data on you through our website you must deactivate the plugins in your web browser. If you wish to avoid a link to any existing user account, you must log out before your visit to our website. By visiting our website, you declare your consent to the above provisions.

Legal validity of this disclaimer

This disclaimer is to be regarded as part of the internet publication which you were referred from. If sections or individual terms of this statement are not legal or correct, the content or validity of the other parts remain uninfluenced.

Further information and contact

If you have questions about data protection at the Hyena Project Ngorongoro Crater, please contact Ilja Heckmann, IZW, Alfred-Kowalke-Straße 17, 10315 Berlin, phone: 0049 (0)30 5168 330.